M981.105.37 | Pitcher

 
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Pitcher
About 1910, 20th century
Gift of the Estate of Mr. Robert Snowball
M981.105.37
© McCord Museum
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Made in France by the Tressemanes and Vogt factory, this porcelain pitcher was painted by Montrealer Marion C. McIndoe around 1910. The pitcher's curvilinear, fluid forms are examples of the style common in the Art Nouveau movement, which prevailed mostly in Europe and the United States from 1890 to 1910. While large-scale factory production was still in its early stages, the movement influenced furniture and decorative art design by presenting unique decorating ideas. Abstract and organic motifs were basic elements of the style, as were female figures with flowing hair and detailed representations of flowers and plants.